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Hot Rods Shipping a Diff

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tedsgoldmine, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Can anyone offer a solution for getting a diff from Maryland to LA?

    With thanks

    Gavin
     
  2. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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    joeycarpunk
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    from MN,USA

    Perhaps Greyhound, I've had bulky parts shipped to me that way supposed to be about the cheapest way.
     
  3. wisdonm
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
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    If it's a drop out pumpkin, we use 5 gallon buckets as containers.
     
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  4. Fastenal,strapped to a pallet.
     

  5. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
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    Black Panther
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    from SoCal

    Fastenal would be my choice too..
     
  6. RICK R 44
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
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    RICK R 44
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    Check out Freight Quote on google
     
  7. Yep last diff I shipped was a 9" Ford, packaged it and took it to the Greyhound terminal, half the price of UPS. As the bus pulled away I sung to the missus, "Thank gawd and Greyhound she's gone. . ."
     
  8. Dyno Dave
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
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    Gavin, FedEx will ship up to 150 lbs. My S-10 rear end weighted 128 lbs, was shipped less backing plates & drums. These parts were in good shape, so they were shipped separately... Dyno Dave
     
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Grayhound limits the package to 100 lbs. Everything has to be handled by hand and handled a number of times on some routes to get it across the country.
    For shipping remember you have to calculate the total weight and if it is a complete axle hub to hub there may be a fee for an odd size item as the pallet isn't going to be normal pallet size.
     
  10. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    I've used Fedex Ground and it was reasonable. Not as cheap as Greyhound but I've heard how sometimes Greyhound doesn't get it there and you have to go to the terminal.

    Pat
     
  11. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Get one of those plastic cases custom made for diffs and then put that in a box. Strap it also, if you can. No matter who ships it you'll pay by the pound. The last one I got came thru FEDEX and the driver didn't look all that thrilled about it. Gary
     
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  12. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
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    Dino 64
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    from Virginia

    Had one shipped from "John's 9" with Fedex. 82lbs.
     
  13. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
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    Greyhound raised their rates 40% as of Jan 4th , no more cheapo shipping....
     
  14. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
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    from NKy

    Fastenal as already said is the answer
     
  15. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
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    afaulk
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    I'd try to find the part I need in Calif. Lots of parts there.
     
  16. bodymanmp
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,497

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    put it in a milk crate,strap it in tightly
    then put it in a box,seal it
    send it fed x
    i got one this way
     

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